BLEACH is a manga and anime series by Tite Kubo, mangaka of Zombie Powder.
Bleach follows the life of Ichigo Kurosaki, a high school student with the ability to see ghosts, and a shinigami (Soul Reaper or, literally, “death god”) named Rukia Kuchiki, who crosses paths with him one day while hunting an evil spirit known as a hollow. During the ensuing confrontation with the spirit, she is wounded while trying to protect Ichigo and is forced to transfer her powers into him. Thus the adventures of Ichigo and Rukia begin. Together they search for hollows and perform soul burials on wayward souls, cleansing the spirits and sending them to Soul Society. The early parts of the story focus mainly on the characters and their past, rather than the actual occupation of the shinigami. However, as events unfold, the story begins to delve deeper into the world of these gods of death on the “other side” called Soul Society. (from Wikipedia)
I’ve been watching 30 episodes of BLEACH non-stop, clocking just a few hours of sleep in between. I still have around 50 more to go. And this is not even all of it.
I LOVE IT! I love Kurosaki, Rukia, Ishida, all those Death Gods, and even Rukia’s heartless gorgeously-drawn brother Captain Kuchiki. 😀
It’s been a while since I actually spent time watching anime. The first time I fell hard for a series was when I first saw Gensomaden Saiyuki five years ago. I’ve seen more since then but nothing has been as good as BLEACH. I’ve camped here in front of my laptop–eating, sleeping, and absorbing radiation here. I’ll probably only tear myself away from this tomorrow when I have to go to work (aargh).
My 10-minute Internet break is over and I need to get back to watching. I can be such a geek. 😀